The Blue Jackets dropped the second half of the back-to-back on the road Sunday with a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
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The Blue Jackets dropped to 2-2-0 on the preseason campaign after losing a back-and-forth contest to the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Sunday. Jakob Lilja potted two and Riley Nash added another, but it wasn't enough as the Blues were able to pepper CBJ goaltender Elvis Merzlikins with 34 shots throughout the contest.
- After Joonas Korpisalo went the full game Saturday afternoon, Elvis Merzlikins got his chance to play a full 60 minutes between the pipes on Sunday. Although the Blues scored five, three of the goals conceded were open opportunities giving Merzlikins little chance to make the stops.
- Jakob Lilja, who had 37 points with Djurgardens IF in the SHL last year, finally broke onto the score sheet and buried two this afternoon.
- Riley Nash continued his impressive preseason with a wicked wrist shot over the glove of Jordan Binnington. Nash started the 2018-19 season slowly before finishing strong in the postseason.
The Blue Jackets are off Monday with a round of roster cuts expected before camp resumes Tuesday.
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